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October 16, 2001
"Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."

Matthew 10:39 (NRSV)


    In a philosophy class years ago we toyed with the idea of who we are, and following Descartes' argument, we began losing ourselves in order to find out who we were. One by one, we were able to better understand who we were by identifying the very essence of who we were by our actions, our identities and even our values. Did I say, this is who we saw ourselves as opposed to how others may see us?

    Hear the Good News, when we seek to understand ourselves, and lose ourselves for Christ, we can understand and experience a totally difference existence. We shed the walls, the facades, and the masks, to find out who we really are a what we are truly about. First and foremost, I am a child of God, called to serve. I am a Husband, a Father, a Son, a Brother and an Uncle to continue. This is where I am to serve. I am also called to serve beyond my family, to serve my friends and extended family. I have further understood this to be my ministry, to serve not only friends and family, but strangers as well, any and all. When we seek God and God's calling on our life, we do in fact come to not only understand who we are, but we understand who God has called us to be.


    Lord, I wander, searching intently to find You and to find myself. Open my eyes to see the opportunities that You place before me. Let me be faithful to Your calling upon my life and let me be focused upon You. Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for I ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.